NETMINDER Stevie Lyle emphasised how Swindon Wildcats had improved following their home mauling against Peterborough Phantoms after their second defeat in as many days at Telford Tigers tonight.
Lyle picked up the Cats’ man of the match award for a superb display in goal, as the visitors lost 3-0 to their high-flying hosts 24 hours after slipping up in spectacular fashion on home ice in the 7-2 reverse to Peterborough.
Despite the loss at Telford, he felt there were plenty of positives to draw on, telling Link Sport: “We had a meeting at nine o’clock and we knew these boys were going to be the team to beat this season. We were lucky enough to win 4-0 up here last time and, even though we lost tonight, I think it was a better team performance to last night.
“We try to take positives from each game going into the next one. We’ve got Guildford and Bracknell to come. We’re a confident team and we like to think we can take four points each weekend. This weekend that didn’t happen but that’s life.
“This early in the season it’s about making as few mistakes as possible. You don’t win anything this early on, there are no trophies available for the first few months of the season. We played pretty well tonight but we still lost.
“We can’t be happy with ourselves, even though we were better tonight than last night. This is always going to be a tough game because of the budget they have here and the team they have.”